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RE: Theos-World Humor

Mar 18, 1999 05:00 AM
by Peter Merriott


I was looking for a way of saying just that, but you put it far better than
I would have done.  Humor can light-en a situation and have a healing
quality.  It can also be used offensively and defensively as you point out.


> An unbalance of humor is another way of hiding from life, where
> important issues are laughed away with contrived, artificial
> humor, making, in its extreme aspect, bitter, mocking, hurtful
> words. Balanced humor, on the other hand, will clear the air,
> reestablish communication, and open hearts to one another.
> Laughter has its many shades, from bright and playful to
> mocking, wounding, intentionally belittling of others. It
> has the full spectrum of uses, much as serious words do.
> -- Eldon

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